Taking Care of Your Poinsettia

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The poinsettia is the popular star-shaped plant that has come to represent the spirit of the holiday. Originally found growing in Mexico, these beautiful flowers are the subject of several legends that describe their association with Christmas and the Christ child. The flowers exhibit vivid, festive colors from creamy white to vibrant scarlet, and at this time of the year, they are found everywhere from corporate lobbies to shopping malls and churches. Of course, a poinsettia plant is also a favorite piece of holiday decor in homes across Sierra Vista. For the most beautiful poinsettias, come to Bloom Country Florist!
Here are a few tips to keep your poinsettia looking merry and bright throughout the whole season.

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*Place your poinsettia close to a sunny window, but do not let the leaves touch a cold window or they will wither.
* Poinsettias thrive in temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees during the day, and a bit cooler at night.
* Water the plant when the soil feels dry to the touch. It is important that the roots do not get soaked, so empty the pan or dish once the water drains.
* It is normal for several leaves to turn yellow and drop off the plant when you first bring it home, as it is simply adapting to its’ new environment.

Are They Poisonous? Though they have a bad reputation for being poisonous to cats and dogs, the poinsettia plant is merely mildly toxic to house pets. The plant’s milky white sap can cause vomiting or drooling, mild skin irritation of conjunctivitis, but these effects generally don’t require medical treatment. Due to the low level of toxicity associated with poinsettia ingestion, medical treatment is rarely necessary. Still, it is best to keep out of your pet’s reach and do take them to the vet if signs seem severe.

It’s Beginning to look a lot like,..

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We love decorating for Christmas, and there may be no more beautiful or traditional way to deck your halls than with greenery and flowers. Whether you are in charge of creating the seasonal ambiance for your office, or you want to adorn your home with Christmas cheer, your best call in Sierra Vista is Bloom Country Florist. We have the wreaths, plants, flowers and bouquets that will make your space merry and bright.

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The holidays will be here before we know it, and now is the perfect time to order your seasonal decor. As you make your plans, don’t forget to call  Bloom Country Florist – we will be happy to meet with you, discuss your ideas and provide what you are looking for within your budget.

Thanksgiving Traditions

happy-thanksgiving-banner-735The holiday season blends together traditions that originated in many places -historical customs, regional customs, and family traditions are just a few of the influences. From the anticipated dinner to binge-watching football with family and friends, there are many ways that the team at Bloom Country Florist celebrates the holiday.

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Thanksgiving Day– the first celebration – a dinner attended by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians – took place in Plymouth Meeting in 1621. Although observed in various ways down through the centuries, Thanksgiving was not made an official holiday until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln saw fit to sign the holiday into existence.

Thanksgiving Turkey – the settlers and their guests may or may not have had turkey at their meal. Although we know that the Pilgrims would have indeed hunted wild turkey, the accounts of the day record waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash as the menu. It likely became the bird of choice for feasts because of its capacity to feed everyone at the table.  Alexander Hamilton once remarked, “No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”

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Thanksgiving Football – Since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for an annual Thanksgiving game. What began as a publicity stunt to garner more fans has become one of our favorite traditions. In 1966, the Dallas Cowboys became the second team that was guaranteed a Thanksgiving Day game. Perhaps thinking that two games were not enough for a football-loving nation, in 2006 the NFL added a third evening game to be played by a rotating roster of teams.

At Bloom Country Florist, we have the all of the Thanksgiving florals, centerpieces, and gifts you need to create the warmth and ambiance that the season represents.  We look forward to sharing Thanksgiving tradition with you.

Get Wild with Fall Accents

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The natural beauty surrounding Sierra Vista is truly special and spectacular. That is why when the floral designers at Bloom Country Florist  are sure to incorporate the wild accents we see all around us.

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There are many wild harvest accents which we design with at this time of the year. Curly willow branches, wheat stalks, lotus pods, fruit details and straw are all popular accents which bring the rustic outdoors into your home. The natural effect can also be achieved with berries, twigs, and grasses, which all contribute to colorful interest and texture in our harvest arrangements.

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We look to nature and to our environment for inspiration that you can’t find just anywhere. This season, get creative with us! Let’s design something wild.

Flowers for Homecoming

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Homecoming celebrations have been a tradition at high schools and universities for over a century, with the first official celebrations occurring in the early 1900’s. Although many schools claim they were the first to stage a weekend honoring returning alumni, the most well documented is that of the University of Missouri in 1911. At that event, the weekend revolved around a football game, still our most popular custom today. However, the big game is just the beginning – schools host barbecues, parades, mixers for alumni and of course – a formal dance for the current students of the school. You may be looking for formal flowers for the big dance and Bloom Country Florist is your Southern Arizona headquarters for all things homecoming.

Here are a few popular choices for corsages and boutonnieres. More online!

 

Fall Flowers are here!

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We love autumn! The outside weather is perfect for all kinds of fall activities, from strolling through harvest festivals to exploring pumpkin patches, and going apple picking. Autumn may be more subtle in this part of the country, but nature still serves up ample color-changing leaves, usually in mid-to-late October. And it is precisely the reds, golds, and oranges of these leaves that we love in our fall flowers as well.

 

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Our Field Picked Autumn Display is a quintessential fall bouquet, exhibiting orange gerbera daisies and roses, as well as yellow asters and lilies.

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Enjoy the season with a exquisite touch! The You’re Special Bouquet is an elegant hand-blown glass tortoise shell vase showcases a display of luxurious fall colors. Vibrant roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, alstroemeria and hypericum deliver the essence of autumn right into your home decor!

Celebrate September with Asters

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Asters are the birth flower for people born in September and also symbolize the 20 year wedding anniversary. In ancient times and even today, the Aster has been thought to be a magical power that ward off evil spirits and can also signify wishing a situation had turned out differently. These flowers have also been used in some cultures for medical remedies and treatments.

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White Asters with daisies and roses

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Lovely Lavender Asters with Iris and Roses

Asters are a great flower for arrangements! Our Color Your Day Collection is perfect for all occasions.  We carry a wide variety of colors and each design features asters in the bouquet.

Asters are wonderful for outside gardens as well.  They are easy to plant at any time of the year but do best in the fall months which is why they are a perfect flower for September!

Visit us on our website to see all of the wonderful options we have that include this month’s flower! Send them to a friend with a birthday or just because you appreciate someone!